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North Penn

Service Above Self

Tuesdays (except 4th of the month) 5:30 pm
Wm. Penn Inn,
Rt. 202 & Sumneytown Pike
Gwynedd, PA  19436
United States
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Club Mailing Address

Rotary Club of North Penn
PO Box 985
Lansdale, PA  19446
 
Speakers
Abby Grasso, Executive Director
Jul 31, 2018
National Alliance on Mental Illness
Maria Williams/Brad Trout
Aug 07, 2018
Seniors helping seniors - about the group/Alzheimer’s information
Dr. Curtis Dietrich
Aug 14, 2018
Superintendent for the North Penn School District
 
WELCOME

Welcome to the webpage of the

Rotary Club of North Penn 

 

Providing community outreach and support for over 90 years.

 

We are a diversified group of volunteers with a common passion for community and world-wide "Service Above Self." Locally we have supported numerous non-profit organizations in the North Penn/Lansdale Area such as Manna on Main Street, the North Penn YMCA and the Boys and Girls Club, to name just a few, as well as many international projects to help eradicate disease, feed the hungry & promote the education of children and adults. We invite you to read our Club President's Message for additional information. If you would like to know more about Rotary and, if in particular, are interested in becoming a member of our North Penn Club, please contact us.   One of our members will personally get in touch with you and invite you to be our guest and join us for dinner and fellowship at one of our meetings on a Tuesday night at 5.30pm at the William Penn Inn, Gwynedd, PA (just west of Lansdale)

 

What is Rotary?
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Stories & News

JULY 1, 2018   CLUB CHANGE-OVER
As the new Rotary Year begins on July 1st, we congratulate our out-going president, Bob Kile, for a wonderful year and we welcome to the podium, our incoming Club President, Kristin York.  Kristin has been an active member our North Penn Rotary Club since July 2015.  Kristin is always willing to lend a hand in any service project or fundraiser hosted by the North Penn Rotary.  She is a Lansdale resident who cares deeply about the community in which she lives.  Our club is fortunate to have Kristin as our president for the 2018-2019 Rotary year and we look forward to the coming months with her at the helm.  Congratulations, Kristin!  We know you will lead our club with dignity, humility and kindness.....and you will strive to keep our club's motto of putting "Service Above Self" as you lead us through this coming year.

ROTARIANS AROUND THE WORLD  are celebrating a successful end to one year and excited for the new 2018-2019 year to begin July 1st.  This year's theme:  BE THE INSPIRATION ....  Three profound and powerful words that challenge us all to reach new heights as Rotarians, and in doing so, helping our fellow neighbors locally and around the world.   Rotary International President, Barry Rassin’s,  theme for 2018-19, Be the Inspiration, asks Rotarians to inspire change in the world and in each other. “I ask all of you to Be the Inspiration to help Rotary move from reaction to action — to take a hard look at the environmental issues that affect health and welfare around the world and do what we can to help.”   
A challenge to all Rotarians, across this great planet Earth we call home, to make a difference by being an inspiration to others.  The North Penn Rotary Club is ready and willing to take on this challenge and do what we can to make our world a better place, both at home and abroad.   We look forward to this coming year and will continue to support numerous non-profit and charitable organizations right here in our own back yard.  We will continue to hold our ethical standards high while we give of our time and talents to support and provide service to those in need.   Want to learn how YOU can be a part of this exciting year in Rotary?   Please Contact Us and one of our Rotarian members will gladly reach out to you and answer all your questions.   Here's to a great 2018-2019 year as we strive to BE THE INSPRATION!

LANSDALE DAY 2018 ROUND-UP....
 
THANK YOU  to all who came out to enjoy Lansdale Day 2018 on June 2nd!  We hope you had fun and enjoyed the SUNNY DAY!  A special thanks to all of our wonderful vendors who made this day so special with excellent FOOD, awesome CRAFT and ART vendors, BEER GARDEN vendors, and the fantastic support from the many, many VOLUNTEERS.....and to the thousands of people of this GREAT COMMUNITY to supported it all!  Please enjoy the first round of pictures with many more to come!!
You can view them HERE in our
Lansdale Day 2018 Photo Album
 
Thank you to our numerous Rotarian members who worked tirelessly all day to help make this event a success!
ATTENTION ALL VENDORS AND PARTICIPANTS OF LANSDALE DAY 2018
WE ARE A GO FOR SATURDAY!!
 
Please PLAN ON ATTENDING ON SATURDAY, JUNE 2
 
BELOW IS HOUR-BY-HOUR FORECAST FOR SATURDAY (as of 11:30am 6/1/18)  BASED ON THIS INFORMATION as well as discussion with the LANSDALE POLICE DEPARTMENT and numerous other sources of information - and because an extensive amount of planning has gone into this event.... 
WE ARE A GO FOR SATURDAY!!  PLEASE PLAN ACCORDINGLY
 
 

click HERE to view  - -these will be distributed all over Lansdale and surrounding North Penn area in the coming weeks!
A big thank you to our Presenting Sponsor, Madison Lansdale Station....  Be sure to stop by their booth on June 2nd  at Lansdale Day for more information about the NEW apartment homes coming to Lansdale!
 

The Rotary Club of North Penn wishes to thank the following Sponsors for your participation in Lansdale Day 2018 - THANK YOU!!
 
This year's esteemed
PRESENTING SPONSOR:
A BIG THANK YOU TO THIS YEAR'S PRESENTING SPONSOR - PLEASE VISIT THEIR WEBSITE BY CLICKING ON THE LOGO BELOW.  MADISON LANSDALE STATION IS THE PROUD MANAGING COMPANY OF THE NEW APARTMENTS WHICH ARE CURRENTLY UNDER CONSTRUCTION ON MADISON STREET IN LANSDALE.  THANK YOU TO  SHELLY INNIS AND HER TEAM AT MADISON LANSDALE STATION FOR BEING SUCH A LARGE PART OF THIS COMMUNITY AND SUPPORTING THE ROTARY CLUB OF NORTH PENN IN OUR ANNUAL FUNDRAISER - THANK YOU FOR HELPING US MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
 
Our esteemed Corporate & Activity Sponsors
 
       
 
           
        
 
         
 
 
    
 
 
 
For a list of all our EVENT SPONSORS, please click HERE
 
Lansdale day 2018 couldn't possibly happen without our sponsors!   THANK YOU!! 
By supporting Rotary, you are helping us to make a difference in our own community and around the world as we strive to put
"SERVICE ABOVE SELF"
 
 
 
 
 

First Annual ...Reds, Whites & Jazz Fundraiser event held on March 24, 2018:
 The evening was spent sampling fantastic wines paired with specialty hors d'oeuvres as we enjoyed amazing jazz music....all while raising funds to help support two local non-profit organizations: Laurel House and the North Penn Valley Boys & Girls Clubs.  The silent auction as well as the 50-50 raffle were a sideline hit as well.  Thank you very much for attending and spending your Saturday evening with The Rotary Club of North Penn.  We were certainly pleased to spend the evening with the local community and we appreciate your generosity.   Please enjoy these photos (the entire event's photos can be found in our Reds Whites & Jazz photo album)
 
The Rotary Club of North Penn is pleased to announce
its Spring 2018 Fundraiser:
 
A Wine Tasting Tour of California Vinyards,
Jazz Music Entertainment and
Catered Affair 
 
TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW!!   
 
Please click HERE for additional info
or to PURCHASE TICKETS
 
DATE:  MARCH 24, 2018
TIME:  7 - 9:00 pm
PLACE:  Schwenckfeld Manor Ballroom
1290 Allentown Road / Lansdale, PA
BENEFITS:  Laurel House and North Penn Valley Boys & Girls Club
 
QUESTIONS TO:  Club President, Robert Kile
 
 
 
LANSDALE DAY 2018 INFORMATION:

 
 We Cordially Invite the Great Citizens of  the North Penn and surrounding areas to Join in the Fun & Festivities,
Spend a Day Enjoying the ARTS, CRAFTS, ENTERTAINMENT & SHOWCASE OF LOCAL BUSINESSES AT LANSDALE DAY 2018!   Click HERE for additional information
 
CALLING ALL Fine Artists, Craft Dealers, Local Businesses & Potential Sponsorswe are booking booth spaces NOW for LANSDALE DAY 2018!    CLICK HERE FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION - - HURRY, SPACES GET BOOKED QUICKLY AND ARE ON A FIRST-COME-FIRST-SERVE BASIS!
 
DATE:  SATURDAY, JUNE 2, 2018
TIME:  10AM - 4PM (open to the general public)
PLACE:  WEST MAIN STREET / LANSDALE, PA (between Broad Street & Cannon Avenues)
PARKING FREE in numerous public lots for all attendees
ADMISSION:  for general public is FREE;   Vendors, please see our Lansdale Day site page for booth space rentals  & additional information
 
 

Interact Speakers

 
For our weekly meeting Tuesday Dec. 12th 2017 we were privileged to have Tom Quintois and his three new members from the Lansdale Catholic Interact club describe their first projects.  Jack Crotty, Taylor Connelly, and Kira Sullivan’s projects were wonderfully described in last week’s newsletter by our own Super Doc. 
 
As a relatively new member to Rotary I was interested to know more about these clubs that provide young community leaders an introduction to Rotary and our ideals.  Interact is for people ages 12-18 to develop leadership skills while discovering the power of Service Above Self (511,796 members in 22,252 clubs). After Interact, Rotaract is for those ages 18-30 to exchange ideas with leaders in the community, develop leadership and professional skills, and have fun through service (242,949 members in 10,563 clubs).   There is also the Rotary Community Corps (RCCS) that plan and carry out projects in their communities and support local Rotary club projects but are not members of a Rotary club (210,500  members in 9,900 corps). 
 
These clubs are a wonderful opportunity for our young community leaders to hone their skills, network, meet new friends, and hopefully live a fulfilled life within the Rotary community.
 
 
 
          
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cyber-Monday & Giving Tuesday
or anytime this Holiday Season.....
Shop Amazon and an automatic donation is made to our Rotary Club so we are, in turn, able to
help those in need in our  NORTH PENN community!!
 
 
Support us when you shop on Cyber Monday & Giving Tuesday!!
 
Amazon donates to North Penn Rotary Club Charitable Foundation Inc.
 
 

End Hunger Event

 

Saturday was another beautiful day, five Rotary Clubs joined with local Lutheran Churches to assemble 10's of thousands of nutritious meals for Montgomery County food pantries!   There were eight assembly lines of 10 volunteers for two shifts, who had a wonderful time in service to their communities while building goodwill and better friendships.

 

Thanks to Katie Vanhouten who organized 40 volunteers from the North Penn Rotary club

 
          
 
 
 
 
 
 

Purple Pinkie

 

Saturday was a beautiful day for the numerous Rotary Clubs and guests to come together in fellowship, to get exercise, and raise money to finally eradicate polio within our lifetime – an achievement that will save our planet's children from ever again suffering this debilitating disease!

 

For more information, please go to Purple Pinkie

 
     
 
 
 
     
 
 
 
 
 
 

Breaking bread with the Valley Forge Tourism and Convention board (VFTCB)

 
For Service Tuesday at Manna on Main Street Chris, Kris, Mohana, Sam, Tammy, Virginia and Will helped to serve a gourmet meal provided by the Valley Forge Tourism and Convention board (VFTCB).  This is the second year the VFTCB has taken over the kitchen at Manna, the kitchen was commanded by President & CEO Mike Bowman (a chef in a prior life) while his team worked with the Rotary and Manna teams in the front of the house (excluding Will who manned the dishwashing station – a man who is not afraid to get his hands dirty).  The guests were thrilled with the three coarse meal: house salad, grilled chicken breast on a bed of mixed veggies and a side of roasted potatoes, finished with apple crumble and ice cream.  After the guests retired we joined the VFTCB team for an amazing meal and fellowship.
 
VFTCB is also in their third year of their food drive, a gift to Pope Francis when he visited the Montgomery area – what else can you give someone that chose Francis as his papal name?
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
     
 
 
 
 
 
 

District Governor Richard Gromis speaks at our Club

 
 
 
Our Rotary Club of North Penn club was honored by the District Governor Richard Gromis and his wife (and fellow Rotarian) Sue being our guest speaker at our July 18th dinner.  Please read Kristin York’s excellent newsletter that describes the visit.  Through Rotarian communications DG Rick’s emphasizes the importance of long-term strategic planning to prevent “Club Drift” as leadership annually changes, “major goals for the 2017-2018 Rotary year is to strongly encourage each club to draft, resurrect, or revise a strategic plan for its club”.  Rick also states that “…as always, we will be concentrating on membership, but we will be also focused on retention.  Our goal is to start one new club this year and a net increase of one new member in every club.”  Rick also plans to appoint a Public Image Chairperson with a primary focus on social media, “The District and our clubs need to have an effective social media presence.”
  
  
 
 
 

JULY 2018
 
Dear Friends:
 
I’m honored to be the President of the Rotary Club of North Penn for the 2018-2019 Year.
 
This year’s Rotary Theme is “Be the Inspiration”. It is my hope that we can acknowledge those who inspire us with their deeds, and we can inspire others with the service we provide to both our local and international communities.
 
Each year, the Rotary Club of North Penn of Rotary Club:
  • Recognizes and supports local community groups such as Manna on Main Street, Easter Seals, Kelly Ann Dolan Foundation, North Penn YMCA, North Penn Boys & Girls Club and RSVP of Montgomery County.
  • Encourages service and academic achievement in youth through achievement scholarships awarded to local high school and elementary schools, through the sponsorship of Interact Clubs (high school student-led service club) and the sponsorship of a Rotaract (college student-led service club).
  • Invests in the leaders of tomorrow by providing local students with scholarships to Rotary Camp Neidig and Pa Free Enterprise week.
  • Hosts Lansdale day, a community focused event that occurs the first Saturday in June. This is a day where folks can gather with their neighbors for fun, food, and crafts, all while making connections to their local businesses and nonprofits.
  • Continues to support international projects through outstanding Rotary programs, such as Rotaplast, the Rotary Foundation, Polio Plus, and Shelter Box.
  • Partners with other Rotary clubs to end hunger in Montgomery county by packaging meals for distribution to those in need. This year’s End Hunger event will be held on October 20th. Please reach out to us if you are interested in participating.
I’m inspired by what this club has done in the past and am excited about what we can do in the future. To paraphrase a recent article in the Rotarian, as Rotarians we care about growing our membership. This is not because we simply want to share fellowship and goodwill with more people (although that is a fun byproduct) but rather because by growing our membership, we are able to boost rotary’s capacity to make a difference both in our local community and around the world. 
I ask that should you be interested in serving your community through Rotary, please do not hesitate to reach out to us.  I look forward to extending an invitation to you to join us at an upcoming meeting, or work alongside as we serve our community.
Sincerely,
 
Kristin York
Club President 2018-19

Thank you, Scott - Congratulations President Bob

On Tuesday, June 27th, we met to thank President Scott Grande for this past year of service to our Club and to Rotary.  We accomplished so much and had a great president at the helm!   We now welcome and congratulate incoming President Bob Kile who shared his vision for the upcoming Rotary year.  We look forward to another great year with another great president to lead us as we strive to Make A Difference!
 

North Penn Rotary Supports Local P.A.L. Program

June 20, 2017:  Chief Scott Bendig of the Montgomery Twp Police Department visited our Club meeting and was presented with a $1000. donation from our North Penn Club for the local P.A.L. program sponsored by the North Penn YMCA.    North Penn P.A.L. is a free program offered by the YMCA.  "P.A.L. is a youth crime prevention program that utilizes educational, athletic, and recreational activities to create trust and understanding between police officers in the community and youth."   For more information, please click here
Thanks to the proceeds from LANSDALE DAY 2017, the Club was able to raise funds to help so many local community organizations, non-profits and charities.  Pictured here is the P.A.L. Booth at Lansdale Day  - June 3, 2017
Lansdale Day 2017  - the P.A.L. booth and motorcycle on display

Camp Neidig 2017

Area high school juniors attended Camp Neidig this year from June 16th-19th.  Six of the students participating were sponsored by the Rotary Club of North Penn.  Camp Neidig is a leadership camp for high school juniors held over a 4-day long weekend.  The camp, which is part of Rotary D7430, is a leadership camp that brings together talented high school students for a four-day weekend of fun, friendship, and team-building activities. Pictured here are our club's six students who participated this year: (left to right) Sarah Cooney, Molly Hand, Anissa Gardizy, Thomas Baxter, Krisha Patel and Lauren Crim.  Not pictured, Leon Silver, our club's Camp Neidig Chairperson and Coordinator.  We look forward to hearing from several of these students at an upcoming meeting in September.  Click the following link for more information about Camp Neidig   www.campneidig.com
Anissa Gardizy, from North Penn High School, was nominated for "Camper of the Year" at this year's Camp Neidig program.  We are very proud of Anissa's accomplishment!

WE WISH TO THANK ALL OF OUR SPONSORS, EXHIBITORS & PARTICIPANTS OF LANSDALE DAY 2017
THIS YEAR'S
PHOTO ALBUM IS FINALLY UPLOADED - FEEL FREE TO BROWSE!  A big thank you to Rotarian Kristin York, for sharing your talent as a photographer and taking all the pictures at this year's Lansdale Day 
 

LANSDALE DAY 2017  IS A GO!!!!!!!!
 
NO RAIN DATE!!  

WE WILL SEE EVERYONE
ON JUNE 3, 2017

WE ARE 100% FULL for this Year's LANSDALE DAY - JUNE 3, 2017 (and are no longer accepting vendors)


If you are interested in participating for 2018, please check back after February for forms & information!


LOOKING FORWARD TO A GREAT EVENT smiley 
SEE YOU JUNE 3rd, 2017
for a list of our participating 2017 Vendors, PLEASE CLICK HERE

 

FOR THIS YEAR's INFORMATION - KEEP SCROLLING on our HOME PAGE

and also check out our INFORMATION PAGE


ROTARY CLUB OF NORTH PENN is set to host the 
40th ANNIVERSARY of  
LANSDALE DAY
ARTS & CRAFTS FESTIVAL

SATURDAY JUNE 3, 2017
MAIN STREET, LANSDALE
10am - 4pm
 
COME HELP US CELEBRATE THE 40th ANNIVERSARY OF LANSDALE DAY!  Lansdale Day is a major fundraiser for the Rotary Club of North Penn.  ALL proceeds benefit local charitable organizations.  
NEW FOR 2017:   The
Fun Zone featuring the Ultimate Bungee Jump!   Also NEW this year is our first annual POP UP BEER GARDEN!   Want more???   How about hundreds of vendors including Fine Art & Craft Dealers with fantastic one-of-a-kind gifts!  More?? Check out the Community Markplace  featuring our local businesses - excellent food from main dishes to desserts - LIVE Entertainment all day - The Rotary Club of North Penn's LANSDALE DAY RAFFLE (tickets available at the Rotary booth) 
Also: 
Pet Alley featuring Dog Agility Shows as well as local Animal Rescues and PUPPIES!!   PLUS: face painting and numerous activities for kids of all ages!      FREE ADMISSION to the Festival    FREE PARKING for our patrons! 
 
Come on out and enjoy a Fun Filled Family Day in Lansdale, PA!!
 

click HERE for more information by visiting our Lansdale Day Information Page
 
  
 

 
 
ATTN: ART, CRAFT & COMMUNITY MARKETPLACE VENDORS:
Deadline to reserve a booth space FOR 2017 has passed and we are 100% full - If you missed it, please mark your calendars for next year and contact us is February 2018! 

    
The ROTARY CLUB of NORTH PENN  graciously thanks the following Sponsors for LANSDALE DAY 2017
 
 
MAJOR SPONSOR: 


Dischell  Bartle  Dooley

 
EXCLUSIVE RADIO STATION SPONSOR:
 
 
CORPORATE SPONSORS:

     
   


 
 

 
 
ACTIVITY SPONSORS:
                                         

 
 
                            

 
  

         

    
 
 
EVENT SPONSORS:
     
                                     
Baum, Smith & Clemens, LLC
 
                       
 
 
             
  
Jared Moyer Group-Keller Williams                        
 
              


                            
 
 

VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION MONTH was honored by the Directors of the non-profit organizations at North Penn Commons holding a Rotary Club of North Penn appreciation Meet & Greet evening.  Rotarians were present to witness the unveiling of the sign at the Rotary Club of North Penn Conference room and participated in the cutting of the ribbon to the room.  The Club has pledged to donate $25,000 to the North Penn Commons project for which we recevied the naming rights to this beautiful conference room - which is used by all the Commons Partners (and Rotary, on occasion!)  A great evening filled with fun and fellowship and we had the opportunity to tell the "Rotary Story" to many interested prospective members.  Thank you sincerely, to the YMCA, Manna on Main Street, the Peak Center and Advanced Living for your gracious acknowledgement of all that our Rotary Club does for the North Penn Community.  We will continue to put Service Above Self and are humbled by the generosity, kindness and appreciation by North Penn Commons
 

 

 

 

Popular Philly Radio Station to be at LANSDALE DAY 2017

Honored, thrilled & super excited to have Philly's 101.1 More FM with us this year for Lansdale Day!! Their ground crew will be with us all day from 10am-4pm:  give aways, balloon art and much more!! Click their logo above to see the promo piece on their official website!  101.1 More FM is the official radio station sponsor of Lansdale Day 2017!
 

 


North Penn Rotarians out in force to END HUNGER by supporting, sponsoring and participating in Manna on Main Street's 5K and Shopping Cart Challenge: April 1, 2017

HOT OFF THE PRESS.....

LANSDALE DAY 2017 POSTCARD


*NEW* for 2017 - a map on the reverse side highlighting
all the wonderful 'happenings' for June 3, 2017
FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT LANSDALE DAY
CLICK HERE

 

SERVICE ABOVE SELF AT MANNA ON MAIN STREET

 

North Penn Rotarians putting "Service Above Self" as we helped at the local food pantry, Manna on Main Street 3/28/17:   Our club members love getting out in the community and helping where needed.  We are a proud supporter of Manna On Main and enjoy Serving Humanity in our small corner of the world.  Rotarian volunteers tonight included Will Liegel, Tammy Skiermont, Mohana Padgaonkar (& husband Kiran) Virginia Scarano, Tom Morrissey & Bob Kile

 

Tom was wicked with that push broom as Virginia helped to wipe down tables

 

Mohana, Virginia, Tammy  & Tom pausing for a pic as we finished cleaning up after serving meals to those in need

 
 

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At the 1917 Rotary International Convention, outgoing Rotary president Arch Klumph proposed setting up an endowment “for the purpose of doing good in the world.”  That one idea, and an initial contribution of $25.50 set in motion a powerful force that has transformed millions of lives around the globe.  Today, the Rotary Foundation has grown exponentially because of the very generous, service minded Rotarians around the world who give willingly and unselfishly so that funds through grants which provide sustainable  service projects are given to those in need - world wide!

ROTARIANS ARE MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN THE WORLD!  At a local celebration on March 11, 2017, our Rotary District 7430 held a 100th Anniversary Gala where Rotarians from all over Eastern PA gathered to celebrate our Foundation's milestone.  The evening was filled with fun, fellowship and, of course, more self-less giving to our amazing Foundation!  Among those attending were our very own from the North Penn Club:  Rotarian Tony Jannetta and his beautiful wife, Rachel  were honored by District Governor, Linda Young and the entire room of Rotarians as Tony & Rachel have pledged to be Arch Klumph Society members, donating $250,000 to the Rotary International Foundation. Tony & Rachel have supported the works of Rotary and it's Foundation for numerous years and continue to put “Service Above Self” every single day!  Thank you, Tony & Rachel for your dedication to the Rotary Foundation and your hearts of gold so that others, less fortunate than yourselves, may benefit from your generosity to the Rotary Foundation.

 

 
  Also in attendance from North Penn was Rotarian Michael Seidner and his lovely wife, Stephanie.  Mike & Stephanie have been long-time supporters of the Rotary Foundation, are multiple Paul Harris Fellows and also Paul Harris Society members.   Thank you, Mike & Stephanie for your continued, generous support of the Rotary Foundation.
 

 
For more information on how YOU can help make the world a better place by donating to the Rotary Foundation, please visit:
www.rotary.org/en/donate

 
WEATHER ALERT -
ROTARY MTG
CANCELLED FOR MARCH 14, 2017

EVERYONE STAY SAFE & WARM!

North Penn Rotarians - - NOTE: meeting for next week, 3/21
is still planned with BOARD MEETING following

 

Feb 28, 2017   Rotary of North Penn Club members once again out in the community providing Service Above Self - this month at the Lansdale branch of the YMCA. With the local weather in the 60's this week, we were able to help with the spring spruce up of the exterior at the YMCA and North Penn Commons.  A special thanks to YMCA CEO, Bob Gallagher, for treating our Rotarians to a pizza dinner afterward! 


 

North Penn Valley Boys & Girls Club 

Tonight we were pleased to have representatives of the North Penn Valley Boys & Girls Club attend our meeting. We were honored by a speech given by their "Student of the Year" who professed how his life was changed for the better because of the Boys & Girls Club. This young man is now dedicated to helping others and is a role model and positive example! For more information on the services and wonderful programs that our local Boys and Girls Club provides, please visit their website http://www.npvclub.org/Our Rotary Club of North Penn is an annual supporter of this fantastic organization

The Rotary Club of North Penn welcomes new member, David C. Onorato, Esq. 

We are thrilled to announce the newest member of our Rotary family, David "Otto" Onorato.  David attended our recent membership drive in September and was inducted as our newest member on November 15, 2016.  David is the senior partner in a local North Wales law firm, Hladik, Onorato & Federman, LLP. David was born and raised in Lansdale and his family has been a part of the community since 1936. David was a Rotarian with the Harleysville Rotary Club years ago and has returned to Rotary with a continued passion for service with our club; his sponsor is our club treasurer, Kerry Kulp. Welcome aboard, David!

  

 

North Rotary's Annual Citrus Sale is going on NOW!

Delicious Ruby Red Grapefruits and Texas-grown juicy oranges for purchase NOW thru any North Penn Rotarian  or CLICK HERE to place an order....or  simply contact us!  Each 20# box of either type of fruit for only $25.  That's a bargain! And guaranteed freshness! 
 
 
All proceeds benefit charities and non-profit organizations. We certainly appreciate your annual support of this fundraiser.
 
CLICK    H E R E   for the order form
 
Orders must be placed by November 22nd with pick up of your order on Dec 10th btw 8am & 11am
Please email any questions to Rotarian, Sam Dugan

North Penn Commons GRAND OPENING

Grand Opening of North Penn Commons October 8, 2016! The Rotary Club of North Penn is a proud sponsor of this amazing building that is 'home' to four local non-profit organizations. We congratulate the YMCA, Manna on Main Street and the Peak Center on a successful move!  This picture is a view of the Rotary Club of North Penn's Conference Room in the lobby of North Penn Commons
 
Entrance to the North Penn YMCA from the lobby of North Penn Commons.  To the right is an awesome view of the new pool
 
The spectacular lobby at North Penn Commons.  To the right is the new home of Mann On Main Street and The Peak Center 

New Interact Club at Lansdale Catholic High School

The Rotary Club of North Penn is proud to announce our sponsorship and partnership with the NEW  Interact Club of Lansdale Catholic High SchoolWe witnessed the very first meeting of this special group of service-oriented students on October 4, 2016.  They are off to a great start with electing their Officers and are faculty advised by Mr.Tom Quintois (one of our own Rotarian members) and Mr. Jon Slabek. Assistant Principal.  We wish them the best and look forward to many years of service with this group as they grow and put "Service Above Self'

OPEN HOUSE & FUN EVENING PLANNED....
All are welcome to attend the
Rotary Club of North Penn's OPEN HOUSE*

Bring a guest and stop by for an evening of fun and find out more about 
the BEST Commmunity Service Organization in Lansdale!
 

♦ Hors d'oeuvres served ♦  spirit tastings  ♦
♦ business card exchange & raffle  prizes ♦
♦ Distillery tour ♦ cash bar following ♦
 
WHEN:    Thursday, September 22, 2016
WHERE:  Boardroom Spirits575 W 3rd St, Lansdale, PA
TIME:     6pm - 8pm

*must be 21 or older to attend
RSVP appreciated in advance to: northpennrotary@gmail.com
For Additional information or questions, please contact us

Induction of another New Member to our Rotary Club on August 9, 2016- We welcome Mr. Thomas Quintois who is the current athletic director at Lansdale Catholic High School.  Tom is transferring his Rotary membership from Souderton to our North Penn Club and we are happy to have him with us!  Tom will also be our club liaison for the new Interact Club that is forming at LC, for which our North Penn Club will the the Sponsor/parent club.  Welcome Tom!  (pictured below is Tom receiving his new North Penn member badge and pin from his Sponsor, Michael Seidner; with President Scott Grande looking on)

ROTARY STRIKES OUT HUNGER!!
at upcoming baseball game

Phillies vs Dodgers Aug 16th

STRIKE OUT HUNGER by coming to this District-Sponsored event on August 16th.  A group of our own North Penn Rotarians will be attending this special game where Rotary International President, John Germ, will be throwing out the first pitch!  $10 of each ticket purchased goes to the sponsoring club for Foundation giving support. note:  please plan to bring non-perishable food donations to be collected at the ball park

Welcome New Members!

Michael Bobrin, Insurance Agent with Smyrl Insurance in Hatfield, was inducted as one of our new Rotary Club members on July 12, 2016.  Pictured here with his sponsor, Tammy Skiermont (past president).  Michael is already making his mark on the Club as he has attended every event and meeting over the last month and he is anxious to continue to provide "Service Above Self" as an official member of the North Penn Rotary.  Welcome Michael!!
 
Steven Griffith, retired Academic Dean at Simpson College, and who recently relocated to North Wales, now transferring his Rotarian membership from the Indianola, Iowa Rotary Club to our North Penn Rotary as of July 12th.  He is pictured here with his club sponsor, Tony Jannetta (PDG). Steven has also been very active in our club since his relocation including spending the entire day helping our club at Lansdale Day by putting "Service Above Self"   Welcome to our family, Steven! 
   
   

The Rotary Club of North Penn is committed to our community, and in the spirit of "SERVICE ABOVE SELF", every month our members participate in our SERVICE TUESDAY projects where we are out in the community providing service to our friends and neighbors in need.  
 
 
On July 26th, we were at Manna on Main Street providing service and help at their soup kitchen dining room located at 713 W. Main Street in Lansdale.    Please click HERE to learn more about Manna-On Main Street and their commitment to fight hunger in our own community.  As always, it is our honor and privilege to help our neighbors in need.  Our club also provides financial support to this wonderful organization on an annual basis.   
 
For more information on how YOU can be a part of our SERVICE TUESDAY community projects, please contact us

New Rotary Year Begins 7-1-16

President Tammy passing the gavel to incoming President Scott Grande at our club change-over June 28

Past President ('14-'15), Will Liegel, pins our new Club President, Scott Grande  6-28-16 at our club change-over meeting. 

President Scott gives Past President pin to Tammy Skiermont ('15-'16)

Officers for the '16-'17 Rotary Year (from left to right: Kristin York, Vice President, Scott Grande, Club President and Bob Kile, President-elect   CONGRATULATIONS and well wishes for a successful '16-'17 Rotary Year!

President Tammy thanks Club for great year!

Thank you, all members, for a wonderful, memorable year... It was both an honor and privilege to be your Club President for the '15-'16 Rotary Year ~Tammy Skiermont

Thank you all for the lovely gifts!

 

 


CAMP NEIDIG 2016

 
Camp Neidig campers representing our North Penn Rotary Club from left to right: Liz Wanamaker, Hazel Rubinkam, Erin LeConey, and KC Carrelli. (Not pictured - Julia Knight, and Leon Silver, Chairman, Camp Neidig). For those who don't know, or are curious, each year our Club sponsors several local students to attend this Rotary Leadership camp - which takes place yearly toward the end of June. For more information, visit:http://www.campneidig.com/

North Penn Rotary gives "Service Above Self" awards & scholarships to local students 

Students in the 6th grade at North Wales Elementary as well as Students from Lansdale Catholic, North Penn High School & Christopher Dock High School received our Service Above Self awards and scholarships during the month of June 2016. Congratulations to all student recipients - we wish you all the best in your future endeavors and hope that you will continue to be a role model of Service to your peers, school & community - CONGRATULATIONS!

 
FORECAST for SATURDAY:  81 with periods of SUN and some Clouds
Chance of passing light shower

we are a GO for LANSDALE DAY 2016!!

Updated 6/3/16 @ 8:45 am

Annual community event on Main Street in Lansdale. 
For more information on the event as well as Sponsorship, Advertising and Booth Rental information - see "Lansdale Day Information Page"
This year's proceeds to benefit North Penn Commons

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OUR SPONSORS FOR 2016

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